School Board to select superintedent applications

Macon County School Officials will take the next step in finding a new superintendent. The school board will hold a special meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m to select from the pool of applications about 10 prospective superintendents they want to interview. Leanne Winner, of the State School Board Association that is assisting in the…

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Macon County Fair Winners (Hog Shows)

The 59th annual Macon County Fair is in full swing this week and the Fair Office has announced the winners of Wednesday night’s hog shows. In the Performance Hog Show, the Grand Champion was Lindsay Owenby and the Reserve Champion was Julie Cooney. In the Market Hog Show, the Grand Champion was Holly Taylor and…

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County approves contract, understanding for Cowee Heritage Center

Plans to transform the Cowee School into a cultural heritage center in Macon County are moving along. On Tuesday, the Macon County Commission approved $69,000 to contract with a coordinator for the project and provide additional supplies and furnishings to help get the project started. The county has hired Stacy Guffey as the coordinator for…

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NC Attorney General announces changes to school crisis plans

Schools in North Carolina should expect a change in their critical response plans—this according to Attorney General Roy Cooper who said the plans are changing following the recent shooting incidents across the country. “We hope and pray that such a shooting never happens in North Carolina but we owe to our kids, to the parents…

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Arrest Report

Franklin Police make a felony drug arrest following a routine traffic stop September 7. Arrest reports filed by officers indicate Kyle Zackery Johnson, age 22, of Franklin, was detained and charged with felony count of possession of meth and a felony count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance with intent to manufacture sell…

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Over 450 cited in Macon during Labor Day traffic crackdown

State transportation officials say the roads in North Carolina were made safer thanks to officers’ efforts during the recent Labor Day Booze It and Lose It campaign. Locally, over 450 traffic and criminal violations were handed out on Macon County roads during the traffic safety initiative which spanned August 17 through September 3. According to…

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